Downtown Durham Engagement | Joseph Dix Photography

When: Oct 22, 2016 | Where: Durham, North Carolina | Theme: Outdoors, City, Casual

History is something that’s very important to Gina so the couple included this aspect in their city engagement session through the locations chosen. Gina and Keaton had their photos taken in the heart of downtown Durham, NC, with all the historical buildings.

The American Tobacco Campus is the state’s largest historic rehabilitation project to date, and represents one of Gina’s greatest passions. This campus was also chosen for their downtown Durham engagement session and photographed by Joseph Dix Photography

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The Proposal

The couple met at UNC-Chapel Hill when Gina was a junior and Kenton was a senior. Since they’ve been together since – for six years by the time Kenton proposed – the engagement came as a surprise to no one. However, Kenton is a total romantic and insisted on a surprise proposal – despite the fact that he let Gina pick her own ring.

After enlisting one of Gina’s friends to come up with an excuse to get her to Chapel Hill, Kenton popped the question at sunset on a beautiful fall evening in front of Gina’s favorite library on UNC’s campus. As she said, “yes!” a group of young girls watching from a blanket on the campus quad cheered for both the couple and for UNC’s football team, as they kicked a winning field goal in a tie game. Kenton swears he planned this, but Gina is still skeptical.

Wedding Planning Advice

“Do what feels right for you! Its so easy to get caught up in the world of perfect Pinterest-worthy engagement photos and end up with pictures that aren’t really you.

Find a photographer you’re comfortable working with, and don’t try to recreate what other people have done – your engagement photos are meant to tell your story, so wear clothes and shoot in locations that represent who you are.” – Gina


Photographer: Joseph Dix Photography//Other Location: Brightleaf Square//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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